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4.4 out of 5

"Great for a night or two. Lots to explore. " More

By a verified traveller on Thu 05 Jan 2023

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Hotel Description

At Cockatoo Island you'll be 3.2 km (2 mi) from Birkenhead Point Outlet Centre and 4.5 km (2.8 mi) from Royal North Shore Hospital. Highlights at this holiday park include 2 coffee shops/cafes, a restaurant, and a marina.

The café, SOCIETE OVERBOARD CAFE, is open for breakfast and lunch. The holiday park's own lounge bar is a nice place to enjoy a drink. Added amenities include free WiFi in public areas, an outdoor tennis court, and laundry facilities.

Attractions within a 15-minute drive of this 3-star Cockatoo Island holiday park include Star Casino and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium.

Camping Package (2 single sleeping mats provided, guest brings own sleeping bag and pillow)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.Futon Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
AU$89* Per night/room 14 Jun. - 15 Jun.

Harbour View Apartments (23C)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Camping Site Only (Guest to provide own tent & all camp gear)

Bed Count 4 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Deluxe Waterfront Camping Package (all linen, quilts, towels and bedding provided for 2 persons)

Bed Count room.options.bedSize.TrundleBed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Garden Apartment (21B)

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Fire Station Studio Apartment

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Cockatoo Island ratings based on 37 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.4 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Cockatoo Island

Everyone (19) Couples (3) Family (12)
4 out of 5

Posted by on 4 Jun. 2023

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5 out of 5
Great for a night or two. Lots to explore.

Posted by on 5 Jan. 2023

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Comment from Hotel Management

2 Feb. 2023 by Cockatoo Island

Thank you

4 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Dec. 2022

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3 out of 5
Cockatoo is an incredible social and industrial heritage site with an unbeatable vista from inside Sydney Harbour. It is great that these permanent tents are available to hire. However, the very minimal staffing is problematic, and the fact that the two cafes shut to the public so early (right on 6 and categorical, churlish refusal to even sell ready made ice creams when the shutters were still up, just seems illogical and pointlessly inconvenient for the campers. Also there was a huge mob of 10-12 ish aged boys running riot in the campsite, shouting at the tops of their voices from our arrival at just before 6 and probably before to past 11, also throwing stones at nesting seagulls and masked lapwings, and running them down with their bikes, throwing stones at a big metal bin to make a horrible noise, playing with electric noise making ray gun things at 11 at night - and although the ranger was alerted to the murder of native wildlife, he did nothing about it, the boys were doing the same literally as he was walking off. My animal loving 9 yr old was very distressed by finding crushed baby birds.There were not even any signs about respecting other campers or being quiet after a certain time. SO that really spoiled the stay. However, it is a special place, the amentities are good and clean (although there should be more toilets for the amount of tents), and the ferry transport is easy and fun. (although it's annoying that the F3 ferry doesn't stop there after a bit past 4pm.

Posted by on 27 Nov. 2022

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5 out of 5
We had an amazing stay as the property was above expectations and we woke up to a beautiful sunrise on the harbour - better than in a high rise hotel where you can’t open the windows or are blocked by other buildings!! Be organised though and bring food to cook for dinner and breakfast but there’s a full kitchen and BBQ to use.

Posted by on 7 Oct. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

16 Oct. 2022 by David

Thank you for your review Amanda we are happy to hear your enjoyed your stay.

5 out of 5
Our accommodations was excellent . The view surperb

Posted by on 2 Jul. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

6 Jul. 2022 by sharon

Thank you for your wonderful review and we look forward to welcoming you back in the future.

4 out of 5
Thank you for all staff

Posted by on 18 Apr. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

27 Apr. 2022 by David

We trust you enjoyed your stay and we hope to welcome you back in the future. Regards, Accommodation Team

5 out of 5
1. Catch the ferry over from Woolwich as there is plenty of free parking. 2. Scooters for kids are essential. 3. Marshmallows and marshmallow sticks essential. 4. Tents are very hot in summer- I would suggest spring or autumn to book. 5. Bring an extra pillow or two if you have booked a tent with a stretcher as the dip in the middle and can be very uncomfortable.

Posted by on 30 Jan. 2022

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5 out of 5
Great stay in a double tent for four of us, it was a nice treat for the children and an easy way to satisfy their desire to go camping! Ie. glamping! Tents were well equipped and bbq area had microwave, kettle, bbq, fridge. Lovely to take an adventure round the island & learn about the history.

Posted by on 8 Jan. 2022

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Comment from Hotel Management

23 Feb. 2022 by David

Alison great to hear that you had a great adventure on the Island and yes it is full of history and intrigue.

5 out of 5

Posted by on 9 Mar. 2020

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Property Features

Cockatoo Island offers its guests a marina and an outdoor tennis court. There's a restaurant on site, along with 2 coffee shops/cafes. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Public spaces have free WiFi. Event space at this holiday park measures 1076 square feet (100 square meters) and includes conference space. Cockatoo Island also features barbecue grills, a garden, and a picnic area. This 3-star Sydney holiday park is smoke free.

  • 2 coffee shops
  • 1076 sq ft of conference space
  • 100 sq m of conference space
  • Conference space
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Concierge
  • Garden
  • BBQ grill(s)
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • No smoking on site
  • Bar or lounge
  • Dining venue

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Outdoor tennis courts - 1
  • Laundry facilities


Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


  • Train station: Sydney Artarmon Station (8.9 km / 5.6 mi)

Food & Drink

SOCIETE OVERBOARD CAFE - This café serves breakfast, lunch, and light fare. Happy hour is offered.

Cockatoo Island Marine - This coffee shop serves light fare only. Open select days.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18
  • Check-in time ends at 11 PM

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.

Access to this property is available during limited hours only by Sydney Ferry from the following stops: Circular Quay, Balmain, Birchgrove, Greenwich, and Woolwich.

Guests booked in campground accommodations may not bring alcohol on the island. Alcohol may only be purchased and consumed in the campground's licensed area (the cafe). Guests booked in apartments may bring moderate amounts of alcohol with them; alcohol may only be consumed within the apartment.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation.


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

No onsite parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts Visa and Mastercard. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher and a smoke detector in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. The property is professionally cleaned; disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Social distancing measures are in place. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 48 hours between bookings.

  • No cots (infant beds) available
  • No lifts
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Staffed front desk
  • Smoke detector
  • Property uses a professional cleaning service
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 48 hours
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is not available

Hotel Names

  • Campground Cockatoo Island
  • Campsite Cockatoo Island
  • Cockatoo Island Sydney
  • Cockatoo Island Holiday park
  • Cockatoo Island Holiday park Sydney

You should know

  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
  • To adhere to national/local laws, air conditioning may be restricted to certain hours during certain times of the year.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.